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my first calling in our church after high school was as a relief society teacher. the relief society is the largest women's organization in the world. for an hour, once a month i taught girls (we were all 18/19) about principles and doctrines of our gospel. it was a fun calling, but i think mainly because it was so easy learning with women my own age and circumstances. i've been privileged to be taught in many relief society lessons and meetings over the last 14 years. 

during the hardest times of my adult life, women from the relief society have been there. they have shared in my trials and troubles and helped me help my family when i couldn't. in each area we live in we visit sisters in our relief society every month as friends and to learn a short lesson. we regularly make and serve meals at funerals and when babies are born. we drive each other to doctors appointments and sew blankets for the needy. we share our stories, our faith, our fears, our joys. i feel like i always learn something at relief society, especially from the older sisters in our ward.

some of my dearest friends are women i have met in relief society from different places we've lived. all of them are so different than me in many ways,  yet i can't imagine my life without them and their examples that guide me day by day.

this saturday is our annual women's conference where we hear from the leaders in our relief society and church. i look forward to it every year, and this year is the first year Lucy can come too, it's now 8years old and up. we are having friends over for dinner, so i will most likely be watching it later by myself here

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